I’m back..back from where? Well back as I’ve recovered from my sudden immersion into a tiring job. Needless to say, I’m scrambling to find adequate time to give love and affection to my beloved Afroniquely You..but alas I’m taking it wherever I can..and so as a comeback, I have to share some good news.
I love aloe vera gel and I love me some castor oil…now who knew an absolute best pre-poo would be the exact combo of the two? Chicoro the fab natural author of the Grow It book in her email newsletters sent a recipe and I decided to try it to some degree.
All I had on hand was castor oil and wee-bit of aloe vera juice left over. So I took a small bowl and placed the juice in it, then placed roughly 3 teaspoons of the castor oil. I applied it to my ultra dry hair, section by section, making sure to coat the hair shaft completely. After I coated my hair I covered my hair with a plastic bag and went to bed for a few hours.
Well my hair was LUCIOUS!! I honestly hadn’t feel my hair be so happy in a long time. It was drenched in moisture. Every last strand felt soft and supple and best of all no knots and crazy matting. Did I mention my hair was super dry before hand?? and un-detangled? I recommend everyone tries this pre-poo. It is well worth it!
Afterwards I just washed it out. I used shampoo (non-sulfate, the soy cream shampoo by blended beauty) then a light conditioner wash with Elucence. That’s it! Hair was moisturized, I barely had to do any rigorous moisture/sealing after. I just used a little shea butter and that was that.
So a run down of what you need again:
- Castor oil (use amount suitable for length and thickness of your hair)
- Aloe vera juice (use amount suitable for length and thickness of your hair)
- bowl and spoon
- plastic cap/bag
A few snapshots of what my hair looked like before and after!
After it met moisture:
A look at the dry mess before and the after-wards moisturized hair:
I’m going to say the castor oil in this is what really gives it that added boost. While aloe is moisturizing, castor oil is known to really add much needed moisture to the hair while removing toxins from the scalp and hair and aiding in relief from a lot of problems. I hope someone gives this pre-poo, better yet this moisture treatment a go. It really does the hair well and can be vital for the winter months especially.
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